American Indian Graduate Center Awards First Fellowship to Shinnecock Law Student

Less Than Two Months After Gaining Federal Recognition, Shinnecock Indian Nation Tribal Member Receives Scholarship From American Indian Graduate Center

Albuquerque, NM – November 30, 2010 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through undergraduate and graduate education, today announced that it has awarded its first fellowship scholarship to a Shinnecock Indian Nation member. Members of the Shinnecock Nation, which became the 565th Native American tribe recognized by the United States government earlier this year, were formerly ineligible for the fellowship program because the tribe lacked federal recognition.

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